NintendoWorldReport's Scores

  • Games
For 1,841 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 59% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 36% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 4.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Super Mario 3D World
Lowest review score: 10 Family Party: 30 Great Games Obstacle Arcade
Score distribution:
1,841 game reviews
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It was fun then, it's still fun now, and if this is a taste of what's to come in future 3D Classics titles then I'm greatly looking forward to them.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    If you’re a fan of retro gaming and can manage to wade through the filler, Retro Game Challenge provides ample challenge and enjoyment. Marred somewhat by its execution, though, I cannot recommend the game for everyone. It appeals to a niche audience, but that audience will find it to be very rewarding.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The unique control scheme makes for an interesting change and a lot of fun, while the extra challenge modes provide incentive for much replay.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    DSiWare is hardly a service lacking in puzzle games. If you're looking for one that stretches your imagination a bit, and makes you think outside the box, you can do much worse than DodoGo. It's a colorful game with personality, which will certainly have you scratching your head as you play.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Story and presentation take a backseat in favor of an incredibly intricate class-based role-playing experience.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    There’s just something about watching your army haul back a bounty from a hard day’s work that’s very satisfying.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    All you need to know is that it is a great action platformer that introduces awesome new ideas while oozing with style, personality, and fun.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Number Battle may be a niche title, but don’t let that discourage you from trying one of the most enjoyable games in the DSiWare Store.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 95 Critic Score
    It looks incredible, sounds great, and plays beautifully...what's not to love? If you haven't yet tried out this excellent series, this is the best game to start on.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A sleeper hit. The game tells a very engaging story through a pretty good game.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Marvelous hasn’t lost their spark for creating a farming game worth picking up, and for that, we’re grateful.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I would be remiss to close this review without mentioning the fantastic music of F-Zero GP Legend. You like classic F-Zero Tunes? They are all here, except Death Wind. Like some of F-Zero X’s music? Some of that is here too. Want to hear new stuff? You’re golden. It is still a pleasure to listen to F-Zero’s music.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    After Starship Defense and Art Style: Digidrive, it was certainly nice to see Q-Games take a different approach with their latest game. While the repetitive nature of the game may discourage some players, those who stick to their guns are bound to find an enjoyable experience.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The conspiracy plotline is great, and the game has a good mix of serious and light-hearted moments. It can be quite engaging at times, and it’s easy to find yourself playing just to find out what happens next.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While you're still playing a regular old game of football, the variety of ways that you can play that game is grand and makes this a terrific title for casual football fans of any age.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Gun
    Many of its gameplay mechanics are clearly inspired by the ones found in "GTA: SA," but sadly, Gun doesn't reach that game's overall level of quality, especially in terms of longevity. Even though Gun is very challenging on the harder difficulty settings, it can be beaten in less than ten hours.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    These kinds of games are not for everyone, and some people may not like ZombiU due to its high level of difficulty or clunky combat. However, if you appreciate the qualities of the older Resident Evil games, the challenge of a game like Dark Souls, and the exploration of a Metroid-style world, this game is absolutely for you. Enter the survival horror.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock is full of hit-or-miss additions that don't make a huge difference to the gameplay.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Though short, Klonoa makes for a fantastic addition to the Wii library. With its beautiful new visuals, additional modes, and extremely challenging bonus rooms, Klonoa veterans as well as platformer fans would do well to pick up this budget-priced title.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A complete port of the original. It has every enemy, every weapon, and every single level - even the secret ones.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Chronicles of Mystara isn’t anything revolutionary. More than anything else, it represents the final evolution of a dying arcade genre from the era directly before that genre ceased to be relevant.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    New Blood is a wonderful game that combines a compelling story, challenging gameplay with fully adjustable difficulty, and plenty of variety and longevity. It’s perfect for fans of Second Opinion, while the cooperative mode and optional tutorials make it easier for new players to learn.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    There will come a point where you'll need to overcome some big challenges to unlock the last few stages, but by that point enough content will be available to where you'll have played more than your money's worth.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Attack of the Friday Monsters! A Tokyo Tale isn’t a long game. You can finish the main story in around three hours, and all of the end game content in about four or five hours. Nevertheless, its charming story and exceptional presentation make it more than worth your time, especially if you’re fond of Japanese monster flicks from the 60s and 70s.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A decent game that is tarnished only by its lack of emphasis on both its plot and music. The story, in its present state, leaves much to be desired, and the audio is recycled time and time again.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The polygonal, disembodied head of Ryuta Kawashima acts as your personal coach, and his quips are actually pretty amusing. Challenges are stripped down to just include what's necessary, and there's not much to fault, in that sense.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    New Super Luigi U makes for a package that feels more like a full expansion pack than just another piece of DLC.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Sadly, Square-Enix still hasn't nailed the multiplayer component, and the obvious faults in its single-player gameplay will turn off most everyone else.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    3D Galaxy Force II can’t escape its arcade roots, which translate into a short and shallow experience.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Tetrobot and Co. is an adorable puzzle game for the Wii U eShop.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Knytt Underground is quite a spectacle with great looking environments and solid gameplay mechanics.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Don’t look at the license and figure it’s some kid game – there’s a whole lot of meat to this package.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Green Day: Rock Band is a well-presented game, but unless you're a Rock Band junkie or a die-hard fan of the band there isn't much of a reason to pick it up. Still, it's tough to deny the game's merits even if you don't care for the subject matter.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Baseball fans that don’t like baseball videogames might be interested in this one, and videogame fans that don’t like baseball might find this an attractive title as well.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    American Wasteland ends up being yet another sequel that feels more like an expansion pack, but when the levels are this big and well designed, that's not such a bad thing.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    A lot of fun with a group of friends, but only after you've put the time in to unlock all the mini-games, or if you have an SD card and access to the Internet to download a completed save file.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    The problem is that they haven’t invested nearly as much time in the game that exists underneath the control scheme. The AI, the playbooks, and the presentation are still inexorably rooted in the PS2 design that might have been compelling four years ago but which is now really starting to show its age.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While the main thrust of Call of Duty 2: Big Red One is probably the most polished and enjoyable WWII experience on GameCube, its lack of replay value may still only warrant a rental.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Toki Tori 2 demands a lot from players, more than the vast majority of modern games do. We have come to rely on games holding our hands and pointing out what to pay attention to as soon as we come across a puzzle, before we've had the chance to work it out. Allow Toki Tori 2 to remind you just how satisfying it can be to solve a clever puzzle entirely by yourself. This opportunity is all too rare today.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This newest title is fun to play, which is the incredibly important, but in the wrestling world, presentation is 50% of the product, and the presentation in XIX still needs work.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Despite the oddities, the lackluster graphics, and the moronic character design, Pool Paradise is simply a great pool game that doesn’t disappoint.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    It might not be for everyone, but if you’re hankering for a good old-fashioned dungeon crawler, it’s a Nintendo 3DS eShop game worth checking out.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    For anyone with an affinity for sea life and an appreciation of gaming at a slower pace, Endless Ocean: Blue World is a must purchase - especially since it's hitting stores for a low initial MSRP of $29.99. Regardless, Endless Ocean: Blue World is a great game rife with content, and it's a steal at any price.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    If you appreciate action games with major puzzle and strategic elements, then March of the Minis is for you. In particular, the game is perfect for players interested in level design.
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    • 80 Critic Score
    The game won me over when I started picturing one of my 10-year old cousins playing Strawberry Shortcake on her DS. In my daydream she looked like she was having fun.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Pokémon Art Academy takes both franchises in a weird direction, but the true miracle is that it makes a more entertaining experience.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    There is a moderately fun, addictive quality to the single-player game as you churn through the objectives and gain familiarity with the expansive levels. The online features hold immense potential but so far seem crippled by sheer lack of participation.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    There are moments where it can feel more than a bit uninspired, and many times the tasks Red and company have to take on seem beyond trivial. The difficulty is sorely lacking. The gameplay needs more diversity. And while the story is enjoyable it's hardly award winning. Yet, at some point in the second half of the game I found myself having a pretty good time.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Knights in the Nightmare, while complicated, is an excellent game worthy of players' time and effort.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A solid RPG with the refreshing active battle system the series is famous for. If you are a fan of the genre, this one is tough to pass up.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Overall, this is a fantastic game, especially if you like following the misadventures of Mystery, Inc.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Overall, LEGO Harry Potter is a cute and fun game, but the self-imposed limitations of the block-building franchise take away any sense of freedom or adventure. What's left is a very simple hack-and-smash puzzle-action game, perfect to play with younger family members, but not one for people looking for an epic, all-out Harry Potter experience. LEGO veterans may see past issues I have with those restrictions, but as a first-timer they definitely stood out to me.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Antipole is a very fun, imaginative platformer with lots of content and a great premise. DSi and 3DS owners would be silly to pass it up.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Even with its issues, Ketzal's Corridors is still a good eShop title. If you loved ThruSpace, this is more of that same gameplay. It's not quite on the same level as the top-tier eShop titles, but if you're looking for a good high-score game, Ketzal's Corridors is definitely worth your time and money.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    A game that desperately tries to be different, but it just ends up making itself frustrating in areas that should be simple.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    A darned fun game. Unless you're a hardcore soccer nut, though, it probably won't beckon you while you're away. However, it's an excellent experience, particularly while playing with friends.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The campaign is tired and played out for returning players, but for those who love Wii controls, the multiplayer is just as addicting.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Bubble Bobble Plus would be the ultimate Bubble Bobble experience, were it not marred by the lack of any kind of save or password feature. It’s enjoyable, no doubt, until you realize that you have to start at stage 1 every time you start it up.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Controlling Spyro hasn't improved. It’s still incredibly awkward trying to control him while gliding, as he'll go zooming off all over the place with the slightest touch.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A great action game where players get to use a variety of gadgets to stop the wholly-evil Dr. Drakken from initiating his half-baked world domination plan.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    A few frustrating moments and some jittery split screen action aside, Lego Star Wars III has sold me on the Lego series of games.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    In the end, I appreciate the story behind the development of this port more than I appreciate the game itself. M2's attention to details and their efforts to give players an authentic experience are to be commended, but I wish the game were more deserving of the lavish care put into it.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    There are a couple slight disappointments, particularly the lack of more Nintendo themes, but unless you're already burnt out on music games, Donkey Konga is a blast to play and is easily worth importing. [Import]
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    While I can’t recommend it to everyone, if you’re the kind of person who doesn’t mind a punishing grind and some badly designed mechanics, there’s a lot to love under the surface.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    While the game design has its issues and the localization bloopers are regretful, I still found myself glued to the DS—on my second play through.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Kirby Super Star isn't the pinnacle of gaming some remember it to be, but it's still a clever, approachable, and entertaining game.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    A missed opportunity. Its gameplay is quite solid and forces the player to use tact and thought to complete all of the dungeons in the game; however, the randomly-generated dungeons really detract from its otherwise engaging gameplay.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    BIT.TRIP RUNNER is a feast for the eyes and ears, and its gameplay is very inspired. However, the lack of checkpoints makes things more frustrating than they should be, but if you loved the earlier BIT.TRIP games, then RUNNER shouldn't be missed.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    While I had a good experience with Rhythm Thief, it is not a fantastic game. With the lavish presentation, the intriguing story, and the assortment of collectibles, it is so disheartening to see gameplay that ranges from "kind of okay" to "pretty broken." And though I recommend that everyone experiences Rhythm Thief & the Emperor's Treasure, the whole package is disappointing and not worth rushing out to get.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2013 is a solid game.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The mandatory touch screen controls for Command actually work very well.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    I did not play all of it, but I did play enough to find AI flaws, get bored, and generally not like it at all.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The incremental improvements continue, with an overhauled graphics engine and new gameplay features, but the title still falls ever so short from living up to the pedigree established by AKI and games like "No Mercy" on the Nintendo 64.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Should you buy this game? If you liked the original NES version, yes. If you also liked the DuckTales cartoon, double yes. Young'uns who never experienced either of those certainly won't be able to appreciate this remake as much, but it's still a prime example of a solid, fun platformer with some decent challenge to be had.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    While the overt focus on co-op might make it less appealing to the solo gamer, it's still a worthy adventure to embark on even if you're all alone.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    It is one of the few games that practically requires friends. Without friends to play with, the game is little more than a port of the GBA version, "Wario Ware Inc.: Mega Microgame$." [JPN Import]
    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Thankfully, despite having systems upon systems upon systems, the game really isn't as complex as the string of tutorials at the beginning would have you believe. I was overwhelmed at first but, after some practice and going over the in-game tips, the battles become second nature.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    NHL Slapshot is an awesome inaugural Wii hockey game for EA. It plays to the strengths of the system with fun, easily accessible, motion-based gameplay.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    There is certainly some fun to be had exploring the USS Sulaco and fighting the xenomorphs, but its repetitive nature and lack of variety distracts from what could have been a great game.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Seldom do you see so thorough an effort put forth by a third-party developer, and on the Nintendo DS at that. It isn't a perfect racing game, but its sheer variety of vehicles, tracks, and game modes, as well as the ability create custom tracks and cars for online use, make it a great gaming value.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    All in all, Mega Man ZX is a worthy successor to the Mega Man Zero line. The combination of Zero's gameplay with X's power-collecting is a nice mesh of the two series.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The action-oriented portion of the game works better than the strategic portion, which is hampered by a control scheme that's too simple to provide enough depth. The game's is also too short.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    With friends, the action is fierce and the competition is intense. The single player isn't worth it on its own, but multiplayer is definitely worth the investment.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Gamers who've enjoyed a more realistic game of baseball in the past (i.e. any game from the MVP Baseball, High Heat, World Series 2K, All-Star Baseball, or Powerful Pro series) may have to let go of their perceptions of how a pitcher/batter interface should work in order to enjoy the game.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    As a whole, Order Up! provides a wonderful blend of both managing and cooking.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Hyrule Warriors wasn’t a game I expected to fall in love with, but thanks to its oodles of Zelda fan service and shockingly engrossing gameplay, upgrades, and modes, it turned into something very special that lives up to the Zelda legacy.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    Lone Survivor feels like a very strong first draft of a game. The story is great. Unfortunately, the game does nothing to help you experience that story.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    An example of what a good classics collection should be. It has a wide selection of games, all kinds of extra content for each, loads of customization options, and some really innovative uses of the DS's wireless capabilities.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    There isn't much incentive to continue playing – it simply feels old by the time you've completed the story mode.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    It's bad when great games from yesterday lose their steam. It's worse when that very same game's mechanics are implemented in an all-new title.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    XType Plus is a fun, cheap shoot 'em up that will both challenge and excite players.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Fans of Ghostbusters shouldn't hesitate in picking this fantastic title up. Those who aren't huge fans of the source material won't be as enthralled with the title; however, the gameplay and controls are both solid, and though extremely linear, the game provides for an interesting ride.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A wonderfully executed children's game. If you have kids who are fond of the show, this game is a no-brainer. The co-op mode is great, there is no penalty for dying, and the bright and colorful worlds look, for the most part, sharp.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    The Great Juju Challenge is respectable with some high moments, but the last set of levels aren't quite as fun, and the final Proving Grounds battle is outright frustrating and repetitive.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    The game would’ve been better as a stand-alone Bejeweled cart, with traditional game types like Endless, Time Attack, Vs., etc. As it stands, Galactrix adds way too much unnecessary clutter to the core puzzle game. I know that’s kind of the point, but it just comes off as being unnecessary.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    More frustrating than fun.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Madden on Wii U isn't superlative this year, but I would keep an eye on this series; the potential is there, it just hasn't been fully tapped.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    A real treat, and I can’t recommend it more. Unless you have an aversion to rail shooters, you’d be silly not to at least give this game a rental. It also makes for a wonderful summary of the major points in the complex RE storyline, so players new to the franchise can warm up to the current situation.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Groovin' Blocks is one of those games that can be hard to explain, but it is easy to pick up and understand once you play it. It's special among WiiWare games for being such a well-rounded, complete package and for avoiding common gimmicks like misplaced motion control and garish Mii integration.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This game is targeted at hardcore shooter fans who like a good challenge. Its unforgiving difficulty, even on the easiest setting, makes Nanostray 2 hard to recommend for anyone else. Even so, its production values are apparent and its mechanics are solid (if a bit dated), making it a good selection for fans of the genre.